Injured Doncaster rider backs charity appeal

David Liversidge, of RDaSH, is pictured (left) with John Molloy, handing over the bird boxes made by patients.
David Liversidge, of RDaSH, is pictured (left) with John Molloy, handing over the bird boxes made by patients.

A Doncaster cyclist who suffered serious head injuries in a fall has got back in the saddle and managed to raise money for a brain injury charity.

Carolyn Molloy had been out cycling in Bessacarr without a cycle helmet and fell off several years ago.

She was in the Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield for five weeks and now attends therapy sessions at Tickhill Road Hospital in Balby.

After receiving top quality care in her rehabilitation, the 55-year-old is now determined to raise money for Headway Doncaster - the charity which helps people who have sustained brain injuries.

At her therapy sessions, patients take part in woodwork and crafts and they have made wooden bird boxes which Carolyn has recently used as tombola prizes to help to raise £300 for Headway Doncaster.

Her husband John picked up the prizes and said: “We always try and raise cash for Headway Doncaster, of which we are both committee members.

“It’s fantastic that the patients have made and donated bird boxes to help our cause.”

David Liversidge, a technical instructor who takes the therapy session that Carolyn attends, said: “Our therapy sessions aim to encourage confidence and independence to patients who have suffered head injuries.

“Our patients love coming to the sessions and it’s great that we can also help Carolyn to raise cash for such a worthwhile cause.”